/ (bɑːl) /
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a canton of NW Switzerland, divided into the demicantons of Basle-Landschaft and Basle-Stadt . Pops.: 263 200 and 186 900 (2002 est). Areas: 427 sq km (165 sq miles) and 36 sq km (14 sq miles) respectively
a city in NW Switzerland, capital of Basle canton, on the Rhine: oldest university in Switzerland. Pop: 165 000 (2002 est)
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
French name: Bâle
Words nearby Basle
basketwork, Baskin, basking shark, bask in the sun, BASL, Basle, basmati, basmati rice, bas mitzvah, basnet, bason
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How to use Basle in a sentence
These were some of the friends who were in Basle when Erasmus first began to think of sending his work there to be printed.
John Oporinus (Herbst), the Basle printer (1507-68), had a varied experience; taking four widows to wife.
Between Zurich and Basle we contrived to get a little relief from the excitement of new scenes.
He ended his days here in Basle, and in the sacred precincts of the Cathedral his dust reposes.
Our stay at Zurich was only short, we soon found ourselves en route for Basle.